Life of the Department

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    • 4:00 pm
    • Levis Conference Room 210

    The department’s Kirkpatrick and lecture series committee would like to invite you to three events that are taking place in Spring 2020. Our first event, the Kirkpatrick Symposium, includes research presentations by three scholars from our departmental units: Peter Mortensen (Writing Studies), Irvin Hunt (Literature), and Amy Hassinger (Creative Writing).

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    • 1:00 - 1:50 pm
    • Lincoln Hall - Room 1066

    Brownbag Series - Multimodal Pedagogy How can multimodal pedagogy be implemented in different classroom spaces? In this panel conversation, current and past instructors of Informatics/Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media will discuss their approaches to multimodal pedagogy and how they have applied their WAM experience across different instructional spaces.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Gregory Hall - Room 113

    Writers Workshop - Writing Effective Personal Statements Learn how to write an effective personal statement, also called an "application essay" or "statement of purpose." This presentation will review successful strategies and help you develop a plan for you own personal statement.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    • 4:30 pm
    • Illini Union Bookstore, Authors Corner

    A reading by two celebrated and award-winning authors: Luis Alberto Urrea and Meagan Cass sponsored but the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Gregory Hall - Room 113

    Writers Workshop - Writing Effective Personal Statements Learn how to write an effective personal statement, also called an "application essay" or "statement of purpose." This presentation will review successful strategies and help you develop a plan for you own personal statement.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Lincoln Hall - Room 1068

    Writers Workshop - Developing Arguments and Revising for the Big Picture This presentation will review the basic principles for creating effective thesis statements. It will also help students review common essay structures and strategies. You will have the opportunity to put these principles into practice, so bring a current assignment to work on.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Gregory Hall - Room 217

    Writers Workshop - Overcoming Writer's Block Tired of those last-minute all-nighters or staring at a blank page to get started on your writing? Join us to learn effective strategies for getting started early and meeting your deadlines!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020